From finding your inner balance to stem cell extraction on this weekend’s Sunday Best!

Two familiar voices on this weekend’s show, when Rosalyn Palmer and Susi Wright are on Girls Around Town

Or, to be more precise, better make that three because they’ll be chatting to June of course!

On the phone to the studio from just after 10.20am, Ros will no doubt have a quick update about life on the farm over in Lincolnshire.

Then, on a more serious note, she’ll be sharing the secret to inner alignment, something she’s discovered herself over the years – how to find the right balance between constantly pushing and challenging yourself and listening instead to your inner soul sometimes, doing something much more nurturing.

That secret lies at the midpoint of a line between the two axes of ‘Just do it!‘ and ‘Just be!‘ says Ros and she’ll be explaining how, as a coach and therapist, this is one of the things she helps her clients do.

In the second hour of the show, it’s Susi’s turn to step up to the mic when she’s in the studio for a face-to-face catch-up with June.

More lighthearted chat to begin with – if you’re a dog owner, some surprising information about what they’re calling Barking Mad will be among the topics on their agenda.

Then, again on a slightly more serious note, Susi will be talking about working in PR and marketing for a stem cell bank and a children’s book called Nothing But The Tooth she wrote at the time.

Whether you’re struggling to find your inner balance, interested in finding out more about stem cell extraction from children’s naturally shed milk teeth or looking for a truly over-the-top Christmas pressie for your precious pooch…

Make sure you’re tuned to 107.8FM, listening on the apps, on Alexa or online between 10am and 12 noon for all this and more when you Put On Your Sunday Best this weekend!

Boxing clever

More than 20 years have passed since Dean Sugden, himself a former World Champion kickboxer, first opened the doors of Suggy’s Gym in Newark.

And for almost 10 of those years, June – aka the oldest deadlifter in town – has been there in the red and black room of pain three times a week for her personal training sessions with none other than The Boss himself!

Although she’s never walked out into the ring herself, other than to present trophies at a few fight nights, there are plenty who have – kickboxers and boxers, professional and amateur, all flying the flag for Newark both at home and abroad.

Now she can’t wait to get her own back on Dean for all that suffering when they go head to head in the studio in the second hour of this weekend’s Girls Around Town, talking about those two decades of fitness and fighting on Castlegate, how he and his team have adapted things over there during and after lockdowns…

And how it’s not just about professional fighters although, as you’ll hear, he manages and coaches a fair few of them!

If you think boxing, kickboxing, weight training and working out are just for boys and blokes, think again – there are plenty of lasses and ladies giving it their all during the different training sessions and a few female rising stars on the fighting front too, not least among them the second guest joining in the chat, young boxer Megan Williams.

Make sure you’re tuned in to 107.8FM or listening on the apps, on Alexa or online from just after 11am – gym gear and/or boxing gloves are optional of course, just Put On Your Sunday Best to hear what Dean and Megan have to say about what’s on the cards for them and everyone else in the coming weeks and months.

And don’t forget that this Sunday also sees the welcome return of the Newark Dragon Boat Festival

Among the Radio Newark team joining in the fun down there at Riverside Park will be Chris Bevans, who’ll be on the phone to the studio from just after 10.20am to share a quick bird’s eye view of how things are going as it all starts to kick off.

Photo by Rick Wilks, Primal Pixels Photography

Putting wellness at the top of the list this weekend

Looking for a few new ways to boost your physical or mental wellbeing?

Then you need to Put On Your Sunday Best as usual to hear what guest Johanna Thompson has to say when she joins June in the first hour of this week’s Girls Around Town.

Another familiar voice on the show, Johanna will be back from just after 10.20am with details of the Wellness Network‘s latest event taking place over in Lincoln on Sunday 26 September

On the phone this time though, as she has a pressing engagement at 11am running one of the group’s regular online meetings!

Featuring hand-picked speakers, experts in exercise and nutrition, taster treatments, some of the latest vegan products for inside and out and ways to help and enhance your mind, the Lincoln Health & Wellness Show is being held at The Bentley Hotel & Spa in South Hykeham, which local listeners will know is just a quick drive up the A46 from Newark.

Take that trip towards the end of the month and, among the presentations on the programme, you’ll finds topics as diverse as where to start with a plant-based diet, how being selfish is the most selfless thing you can do, using reflexology to support menstrual and reproductive health…

And even one intriguingly titled A slouchy sweater and a little bit of pixie dust!!

Tickets are on sale now via the Wellness Network’s website, priced just £3.50 each if you book online by 4pm on Saturday 25 September or £5 if you’re paying cash on the day.

What’s more, the event will be supporting The Lincoln Foodbank, with 50p from each ticket sold, together with all the proceeds from a raffle on the day which Johanna says will be featuring some amazing prizes, going to this invaluable local charity.

If this sounds like something you and your friends would benefit from and enjoy, make sure you’re listening on 107.8FM, on the apps, on Alexa or online from 10am this weekend to find out more…

And stay tuned right through to 12 noon for plenty of other local news and great music with June throughout the rest of the show!